Chana District


Amphoe location in Songkhla Province
Coordinates: 6°54′51″N 100°44′26″E / 6.91417°N 100.74056°E / 6.91417; 100.74056Coordinates: 6°54′51″N 100°44′26″E / 6.91417°N 100.74056°E / 6.91417; 100.74056
Country  Thailand
Province Songkhla
Seat Ban Na
Tambon 14
Muban 139
  Total 502.98 km2 (194.20 sq mi)
Population (2014)
  Total 104,162
  Density 193.0/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 90130
Geocode 9003

Chana (Thai: จะนะ, Pattani Malay: จือเนาะ, Malay: Chenok) is a district (Amphoe) in the southeastern part of Songkhla Province, southern Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Thepha, Na Thawi, Sadao, Hat Yai, Na Mom and Mueang Songkhla of Songkhla Province. To the northeast is the Gulf of Thailand.


Originally, Chana together with Palian, Thepha and Songkhla was one of four Mueang subordinate under the Mueang Phatthalung. When Songkhla was split off from Phatthalung and made a direct subordinate of Bangkok, Chana was then placed under Songkhla.

The location of the town was moved several times, so when it was made a district in the thesaphiban administrative reforms at the beginning of the 20th century the district office was located in present-day Na Thawi. However, as the location turned out to be inconvenient it was moved to Ban Na. In 1917 the district was thus renamed to Ban Na after the central tambon,[1] in 1924 the name was changed back to Chana by the government to avoid confusion with the district Ban Na in Surat Thani province and Ban Na in Nakhon Nayok province.[2]


The name Chana is actually the Thai corruption of Chenok, its original name in Malay.


Central administration

The district Chana is subdivided into 14 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 139 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
1.Ban Naบ้านนา1016,150
2.Pa Chingป่าชิง94,911
3.Saphan Mai Kaenสะพานไม้แก่น86,598
5.Na Waนาหว้า127,655
6.Na Thapนาทับ1412,977
7.Nam Khaoน้ำขาว113,872
8.Khun Tat Waiขุนตัดหวาย93,097
9.Tha Mo Saiท่าหมอไทร116,620
13.Khlong Piaคลองเปียะ115,478
14.Taling Chanตลิ่งชัน810,047

Local administration

There are 3 subdistrict municipalities (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

There are 12 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:


  1. ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 34 (0 ก): 40–68. 1917-04-29.
  2. ประกาศเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอบ้านนาในมณฑลนครศรีธรรมราช (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 41 (ง): 539. June 1, 1924.
  3. "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-05-24.

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